CS Landscapes - Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship Standard (Ref: VAC001518863 )

Salary: Weekly wage: £111Closing Date: 11 Apr 2019Hours: Working week: 30 hours per week

CS Landscapes

Trading as CS Landscape Services since 2001, CS North East Ltd has grown year after year with the ambition of becoming one of the north east's leading grounds maintenance and soft landscaping companies.

Our clients vary from regional development agencies and local authorities through to small housing associations and private householders.

We are always looking for new clients to work with on both direct and sub contract bases so if you are looking for a new landscape contractor feel free to contact us for a free no obligation quotation.


Vacancy short description: A Fantastic opportunity has arisen for the successful candidate to join the team at CS Landscaping, whilst working towards gaining their qualification at Level 2 in Horticulture.

Vacancy full description: During this apprenticeship you will work with fantastic teams to learn practical Horticulture techniques. You will carry out Grounds Maintenance on School sites, Country Parks, Country Estates as well as Public open green Spaces. The Horticulture grounds maintenance apprenticeship is the perfect stepping stone into the world of Lazy Lawn, Artificial Turf, hard/soft landscaping and grounds maintenance work. If successful in gaining this apprenticeship Chris Short will provide you with the practical skills, experience and background knowledge required to progress into a career in this field.


  • Horticulture duties
  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming
  • General grounds maintenance
  • Fencing - removing and erecting new and existing fencing
  • Turfing
  • Using a range of tools
  • Planting Trees and shrubs
  • Cutting hedges
  • Pruning trees
  • Weeding borders
  • Weed killing and spraying
  • Planting plants
  • Keeping grounds tidy
  • General tidying duties

    Future prospects: Progression to level 3 , In House training with employer , Full Time employment

    You will be expected to be creative and bring new ideas. You will effectively manage customer expectations. You will share knowledge and new ideas where required. You will carry out the work to the required standards with efficiency and quality expected by your supervisor (with support and training). You will be expected to work within the terms and conditions of your contract of employment and adhere to company policies, procedures, instructions, values and behaviours.


Training to be provided: Level 2 Horticulture Standard.

Skills required: Practical nature, already completed a Level 1 diploma would be an advantage, A passion about Horticulture, Understanding of the Horticulture industry, Self-motivated, Excellent Customer Service skills, Works Accurately, be able to work as part of a team. Experience of working in a customer service environment would be advantageous. Good communication skills, team working Keen interest/or knowledge of Horticultural skills

Personal qualities: Passionate about Horticulture, Well spoken, Polite, Pro Active person, Attention to detail, Ability to work under pressure, Good team player, enthusiastic, outgoing, willing to learn, committed to completing the apprenticeship, a good work ethic & hard working, Tenacious and motivated. Good attitude towards learning peers and clients is essential, adaptable 


Important Information:
You will be required to work to the terms and conditions of your contract. You may be required to work early morning, late evenings and weekend on occasion.

Reality check:.
It is important that you are willing wo work hard and attend work promptly. This is a very busy and high pressured role, therefore attitude and behaviour is a key element for the successful candidate. Respect and communication is KEY! You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately.

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